BMW X3 xDrive35e hybrid likely to launch in next generation

Rumors | April 15th, 2015 by 0
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Likely to be dubbed BMW X3 xDrive35e, the baby brother to the new X5 xDrive40e, will use a similar platform as the upcoming 335e.

The third-generation BMW X3 is due out in 2017. Built under the codename G01, the 2017 BMW X3 is currently being tested in Europe.

BMW will offer the new X3 with a choice of four and six-cylinder engines, and insiders say, a plug-in hybrid also. Likely to be dubbed X3 xDrive35e, the baby brother to the new X5 xDrive40e, will use a similar platform as the upcoming 335e.

Under the hood, BMW has placed a turbocharged 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine tuned to deliver 177 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque.

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The conventional engine is paired with an electric motor mounted in the standard eight-speed automatic gearbox that provides an additional 94 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The total output comes to 242 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.

Next generation X3 will debut in 2017.

[Source: Autocar]

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